Posts Tagged ‘study’

Traffic pollution, air quality linked with increased risk of autism

December 2, 2012

Babies in the womb and during their first year are two to three times more likely to develop autism if exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution and poor air quality, according to a recent study.

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at USC published the study in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. The study compared 279 children with autism and 245 control children with typical development in California.

Metals and chemicals may be part of the toxic stew that affects fetuses and babies, which are more susceptible to toxins in the environment.

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Antidepressants during pregnancy may increase risk of autism

July 7, 2011

Antidepressants during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism, according to a new study. See the article on   SSRIs including Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, Celexa, and Paxil have been linked to an increased risk of autism.

Toxic chemicals found in baby products; brominated flame retardants may be linked to autism

May 19, 2011

new study shows that 80 percent of products tested made for infants and toddlers contained toxic chemical flame retardants that can have harmful effects on health.  The products include items made with polyurethane foam such as car seats, mattresses, and changing pads.  Of the 80 samples in the study that contained flame retardants, 79 were either brominated or chlorinated.

Brominated flame retardants, or those based in the chemical element bromine, have been implicated as potential risk factors in autism spectrum disorders, cancer, and other health problems. Studies on brominated flame retardants have shown adverse developmental effects on animals.

Brominated flame retardants have increased in household products over the last 30 years because they make them less flammable. However, the toxins from these chemicals can leach from the products into the environment and accumulate in the body.  Fetuses and babies are especially susceptible to toxic chemicals.

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Comparing Oral Health Care Systems

December 14, 2009

If you think the book on taxation below was awesome, you’ll love this, available at

1.  Comparing Oral Health Care Systems: A Second International Collaborative Study (Paperback)

~ World Health Organization (Author), M. Chen (Editor)

2.  Oral Health Care Systems: An International Collaborative Study (Paperback) by Harald Arnljot (Author), et al.

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